For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She's nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley's reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and...more
First- The storyline was boring.
Second- The characters were boring.
Third- The writing wasn't all that great. Very repetitive.
Fourth- I found no story progression and only 80 pages in I was just skimming through the pages hoping it would end soon.
You can definitely tell this was Sarah's first book, because I have really liked all her other books and this one just put me to sleep, as sad as I am to say that. I do no r...more
A million things are happening around Haven and too her family, but she kind of does nothing thoughout the book, besides freaking out and throwing a show at some lady and bolting. I just felt like the...more
Haven, an almost six foot giant, is the reason I loved this book. She is just like me, except I am more on the...more
My major disappointments were twofold in the climax:
1. There had been so much hype about the sub-plot of Gwendolyn Rodgers, and all that happened was that she and Haven ran into each other in a rainstorm and stared at one another. WTF?
2. I kept feeling like Sumner w...more
It turned out to be a very realistic slice of life novel about a fifteen year old girl named Haven whose life has been turned upside down. She is adjusting to her parents divorce, her father's wedding to the "other woman" and her sister's impending wedding. She is unable to share any of her feelings with her best friend because she's tur...more
Haven's interactions with others is what makes up the grand portion of this book, but her interactions with each individual person are actually very few. She only sees Sumner a handful of times. Sam...more
Second. All the author can obsess over in thi...more
The audiobook was decent, coming in at around four and 1/2 hours, and the narrator was okay. I didn't recognize her voice, and I don't think I've listened to anything she's narrated before, but I'd give her another...more
Haven is dealing with a lot. Like growing to be really tall, dealing with her parents divorce, her dad's upcoming marriage and her sisters marriage and how things are changing so much. She can link it back to one specific summer. It was a neat storyline....more
Fifteen year old Haven's divorced father is getting remarried to his pregnant (Haven finds out a few weeks later) girlfriend and her sister, Ashley, is preparing for her own wedding a few weeks away. It seems that the whole world, including herself, is changing too fast and Haven keeps remembering one perfect summer when her whole family was happy, Haven t...more
Starts with our main character Havan she's fifteen and her life is changing WAAAY to fast. She cant keep up with it all. In one summer she faces her parents divorce, her dad remarrying, her sister getting married, s...more
The beginning of this book made it hard to get into. It was told through the eyes of Haven and she was describing the "characters"/people in her life, and I wish we would have gotten to experience their lives more through dialogue and a...more
First, let me say what I hate about all Sarah Dessen books, and then I'll get into what I hated about this one in particular. I've read three of hers, including this one. I intend to read the rest even though I know I won't like them. The only book of hers I found redeemable (and quite redeemable, surprisingly) was Just Listen. Why? Well, she writes terribly. She writes the same, two-dimensional characters over and over, and inserts the same mother and sister issues into every...more
Haven's older sister, Ashley, is getting married and her father just remarried the woman he was cheating on her mother with, before their divorce.
So, she thinks back and romanticizes her past, wishing her life could be as simple and happy as it was, years ago. At a time...more